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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 21, Iss. S2 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: A262–A267

Optical model for multilayer structures with coherent, partly coherent and incoherent layers

Rudi Santbergen, Arno H.M. Smets, and Miro Zeman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue S2, pp. A262-A267 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.00A262


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Abstract

We present a novel approach for modeling the reflectance, transmittance and absorption depth profile of thin-film multilayer structures such as solar cells. Our model is based on the net-radiation method adapted for coherent calculations and is highly flexible while using a simple algorithm. We demonstrate that as a result arbitrary multilayer structures with coherent, partly coherent and incoherent layers can be simulated more accurately at much lower computational cost.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2013
Published: February 15, 2013

Citation
Rudi Santbergen, Arno H.M. Smets, and Miro Zeman, "Optical model for multilayer structures with coherent, partly coherent and incoherent layers," Opt. Express 21, A262-A267 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-S2-A262


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